Commissioners to meet on football playoff format

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The revenue distribution and television rights committees held conference calls last week, and both of those items will be on the agenda in Denver.

The television committee has been negotiating with ESPN, which currently owns the broadcast rights to the BCS and has exclusive negotiating rights for the new format until the end of the month. Sports Business Journal reported last week that ESPN offered a 12-year deal worth $7.3 billion.

If the exclusive negotiating period ends without a deal, the new playoff format will hit the open market, and surely draw plenty of interest.

“We’ve put up the framework of the playoff,” BCS executive director Bill Hancock said. “Now it’s a matter of finishing the construction.”

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